Thirty choir voices to sing in Stanstead
Therenowned Church of St. John the Evangelist Choir, from Ottawa, will be bringing their music to our region at the end of March, performing at Anglican Church services in both Stanstead and Lennoxville.
“The choir is coming down for the ordination of two new ministers at St. George’s Church, in Lennoxville, and they offered to come to Stanstead to sing,” said Al Smith, a warden with Christ Church, in Stanstead. Reverend Curtis Patterson will be officiating at both services.
The choir of thirty will spend the weekend in the Eastern Townships, first putting on a concert on Saturday, March 26th, at St. George’s Church in the evening. On Sunday, March 27th, they will sing during the 10:30 service at Christ Church, in Stanstead, and then again during the 4:00 service at St. George’s, in Lennoxville.
The St. John’s Choir has quite a repertoire, going from renaissance and baroque motets to contemporary spirituals and songs of praise. They sing regularly at their home church, in Ottawa, at other churches, and went on a foreign tour to Great Britain a few years ago where they sang at St. Giles Cathedral, in Edinburgh, St. Martins in the Fields, in London, and at Westminster Abbey.
“The entire community, regardless of faith, are welcome to come to these services to hear the choir,” commented Mr. Smith.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist Choir will perform in Stanstead and Lennoxville at the end of the month.